Congratulations to Christine Guillemot who received the insignia of Officer of the Légion d'honneur

Submitted on 02/05/2022

Christine Guillemot, Inria research director and head of the Sirocco research team, was awarded the Légion d'honneur on 22 April.

In 2010, Christine Guillemot received the insignia of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.
On 1 January 2021, she was promoted to the rank of officer.
On 21 April 2022, she received the insignia of Officer of the Legion of Honour from Michel Cosnard (former CEO of Inria). This distinction rewards the rich career of this internationally recognised image researcher.

Christine Guillemot is head of the Sirocco research team, which is shared by Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique and IRISA. She is interested in the design of algorithms in the fields of analysis, modelling, representation, compression and communication of visual data (images, 2D and 3D video), for applications in areas such as TV3D, multi-camera sensor networks and satellite imagery.

She obtained her PhD at ENST (École nationale supérieure des télécommunications) in Paris. From 1985 to 1997, she worked at France Telecom / CNET , where she was involved in various projects in the field of compression for TV, HDTV and multimedia applications. Between 1990 and 1991, Christine Guillemot also worked at Bellcore (USA) as a guest researcher.

Inria research director since 1997, she leads the TEMICS project-team at the Inria centre in Rennes from 1999 to 2011, then SIROCCO created in January 2012. In 2015, she was awarded an ERC Advanced grant for the CLIM (Computational light field imaging) project, which will last five years. In 2020, she was awarded a research and teaching chair in artificial intelligence for the  DeepCIM project (Deep learning for computational imaging with emerging image modalities).

An internationally recognised researcher:

Christine Guillemot is a recognised specialist in her field of research; she has received numerous awards throughout her career:

  • 2013: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Fellow ;
  • 2015: Google Faculty Research Award winner; and ERC Advanced Grant winner for the CLIM (Computational Light Field IMaging) research project;
  • 2019: winner of the EURASIP Technical Achievement Society Award
Christine Guillemot Légion d'honneur


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Crédit photos et auteure : Laura Brisebourg Inria Rennes Bretagne Atlantique